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The Specktator is thrilled to have European Street Cafe as title sponsor of the online calendar!

As one of my favorite places to eat, drink and socialize in the the city, “E. Street” (as the cool kids call it) makes the perfect partner to help promote the best events happening in the city.

NOTE: This is a “curated calendar,” meaning I have personally reviewed each event and consider it to be of interest to the general public and/or something particularly compelling. It is important to know that businesses cannot buy a calendar entry. That said, if you have an event you would like considered for the calendar, send the pertinent information to whatsup@thespecktator.com.

And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.

 

Feb
19
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Feb
26
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Mar
1
Thu
Return of Thursday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—San Marco
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Return of Thursday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—San Marco | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

It’s been almost six months since European Street Cafe—San Marco drowned as a result of Hurricane Irma. Fortunately, insurance covered the $650,000 in property damage, but I think we can all agree, NO amount of money can replace the hours of fellowship and knowledge we lost through the absence of Thursday Trivia With The Specktator.

But we are back now, baby—and with the title of Best Local Trivia Night in Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax Readers Polls 2017 to boot!

Beginning Thursday, March 1, Thursday Trivia With The Specktator returns … but at a new time: 7 p.m.! (In a related story, all E. Street locations now close at 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.)

To show I have no hard feelings, I will buy dinner for anyone named “Irma” who plays trivia on March 1. (Government-issued ID required for proof of name. Sorry. I have trust issues.)

Until then, my friends, brush up on your Guinness World Records (did you REALLY think I’d forget?) and work on your moves for the return of the 30-Second Dance Party!

And don’t forget to check The Specktator page the day of for a free answer.

Mar
5
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Mar
6
Tue
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The event title pretty much sums it up: I ask inane questions to a group of people, usually while they are eating and/or drinking, every Tuesday.

The details:
• Crispy’s gift certificates for the top three teams
• Happy hour ($1 off all drinks) from 3-8 p.m.
• 1/2 off bottles of wine all night

Pro Tip: Like/follow The Specktator (aka Kerry, aka me) on Facebook for a free answer the day of.

 

Photo and makeup by Renee Parenteau 

Mar
12
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Mar
13
Tue
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The event title pretty much sums it up: I ask inane questions to a group of people, usually while they are eating and/or drinking, every Tuesday.

The details:
• Crispy’s gift certificates for the top three teams
• Happy hour ($1 off all drinks) from 3-8 p.m.
• 1/2 off bottles of wine all night

Pro Tip: Like/follow The Specktator (aka Kerry, aka me) on Facebook for a free answer the day of.

 

Photo and makeup by Renee Parenteau 

Mar
19
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Mar
20
Tue
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The event title pretty much sums it up: I ask inane questions to a group of people, usually while they are eating and/or drinking, every Tuesday.

The details:
• Crispy’s gift certificates for the top three teams
• Happy hour ($1 off all drinks) from 3-8 p.m.
• 1/2 off bottles of wine all night

Pro Tip: Like/follow The Specktator (aka Kerry, aka me) on Facebook for a free answer the day of.

 

Photo and makeup by Renee Parenteau 

Mar
24
Sat
Gastrofest 2018 @ MOSH
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Gastrofest 2018 @ MOSH | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook

GastroFest 2018 is an all-day celebration of the culinary world in and around Northeast Florida brought to you by the non-profit organization GastroJax. It’s delicious fun for all ages! Get ready for an all-new lineup at Friendship Fountain.

GastroFest is a cash based food and alcohol festival. Please make sure to bring CASH! Each tasting vendor is required to have one sample size available for $1- $3 throughout the festival (though there will be options above that price point).

VIP tickets are available and include access to GastroFest Selects, a taste of Jacksonville restaurants selected especially for VIPs on the MOSH Rooftop from 1-4 p.m. including Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, Town Hall Jax, Gilbert’s Hot Chicken Fish & Shrimp, Berndt Ends BBQ and The Bread & Board; and the 2018 Jax Beer Society Homebrew Competition at GastroFest 2018 at 3 p.m. Higher tiered VIP tickets come with additional benefits.

 

Mar
25
Sun
Phoenix Rising Festival | Block Party @ Phoenix Arts District
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phoenix Rising Festival | Block Party @ Phoenix Arts District | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Once you’ve recovered from the Bobby K. Fashion Show & Dance Party, the party continues with a family-friendly block party hosting art and food vendors as well as live demos from local artists. Watch, learn and even participate in making your own art to take home.

Featured artists include Lela Brunet, Sanithna, R. Land, Christy Frazier, Dustin Harewood and Steven Teller. You’ll see live mural paintings, glassblowing, metalworking and mosaics.

Vendors include:

Bluejay Aromatherapy
Zany Du Designs
Kram Kran Photo
Rebecca Campbell Art
Body & Soul
Kona Ice of Downtown Jacksonville
Candles by Zuleca
Still Life with Cat Studio
Flour & Fig Bakehouse
Saturiwa Trading Company
Elise Bryant Art
The Nesst by Patricia Ness
Online Binding
Carmen Cay Art
Firetrove
House of Pale
OCD Jacksonville Fl
Apple Rose Beauty
Phase 8 Theater
ABC Photography
Topsy Toffee
DCH Benches
Seaweeds Maine Lobster Rolls, Inc
DeLoach’s Delectibles LLC
Aunt Gwen
Artefact Redux
Nitrogen Creamery Jax
Green Iguana Bath
Love & Moxie
Jacksonville Public Library

Mar
26
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Mar
27
Tue
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Trivia Tuesdays With Kerry Speckman @ Crispy's Springfield Gallery | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The event title pretty much sums it up: I ask inane questions to a group of people, usually while they are eating and/or drinking, every Tuesday.

The details:
• Crispy’s gift certificates for the top three teams
• Happy hour ($1 off all drinks) from 3-8 p.m.
• 1/2 off bottles of wine all night

Pro Tip: Like/follow The Specktator (aka Kerry, aka me) on Facebook for a free answer the day of.

 

Photo and makeup by Renee Parenteau 

Mar
29
Thu
Thursday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe - San Marco
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe - San Marco

After a six-month absence (thanks, Irma), Thursday Night Trivia is back—with all of your favorite features: extra trivial trivia questions, the 30-Second Dance Party and yours truly as the Principal. (I’ve decided “Host” is no longer an appropriate title as hosts typically don’t have to punish people or embarrass them in front of their friends, like principals do.)

And just when you think I’ve forgotten about the Guinness World Record question … I haven’t.

Don’t forget to like/follow The Specktator on Facebook and check the page for a free answer the day of (more like the hour before).

Apr
2
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.